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New Requirements for Governmental Entities re: Sexual Harassment Policies and Training Pursuant to PA 100-0554

On November 16, 2017, Governor Rauner signed Public Act 100-0554 into law, which amended several sections within the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.

Pursuant to 5 ILCS 430/70-5, each governmental entity must update their employment policies and adopt an ordinance or resolution by January 15, 2018 to include the following:

i. a prohibition on sexual harassment;

ii. details on how an individual can report an allegation of sexual harassment, including options for making a confidential report to a supervisor, ethics officer, Inspector General, or the Department of Human Rights;

iii. a prohibition on retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations, including availability of whistleblower protections under this Act, the Whistleblower Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act; and

iv. the consequences of a violation of the prohibition on sexual harassment and the consequences for knowingly making a false report.

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About this Author

Bradford Ingram, Employment Law Attorney, Heyl Royster Law Firm

Brad has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 1980 in the Peoria office. Born in Pekin, Illinois, he became a partner in the firm in 1987. His defense practice has included a wide variety of civil litigation matters. He is the partner in charge of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group. He also manages the defense of workers' compensation cases and civil rights and municipal claims in the Peoria office.

Brad has handled a full range of employment law cases on behalf of employers in state and federal courts and before...


Andy concentrates his practice in the defense of product liability and premises liability claims, and the representation and counseling of governmental entities.

Andy represents numerous private sector clients in litigation throughout the state of Illinois, particularly defendants in asbestos-related cases. He has handled numerous trials, mediations, and arbitrations. His clients include equipment manufacturers, premises owners, miners, and contractors.  He handles cases throughout Illinois, in state and federal courts, and in multi-district...